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Wind (1992)

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Will Parker, played by Matthew Modine, loses the Americas Cup, the worlds biggest sailing prize, to the Australians and decides to form his own syndicate to win it back.

Director:

Carroll Ballard

Writers:

Jeff Benjamin (story), Roger Vaughan (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Modine ... Will Parker
Jennifer Grey ... Kate Bass
Cliff Robertson ... Morgan Weld
Jack Thompson ... Jack Neville
Stellan Skarsgård ... Joe Heiser
Rebecca Miller ... Abigail Weld
Ned Vaughn ... Charley Moore
Peter Montgomery Peter Montgomery ... T.V. Commentator
Elmer Ahlwardt Elmer Ahlwardt ... Sarge
Saylor Creswell Saylor Creswell ... Butler
James Rebhorn ... George
Michael Higgins ... Artemus
Ron Colbin Ron Colbin ... Ted
Ken Kensei ... Swami
Bill Buell ... Danny
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Will Parker, played by Matthew Modine, loses the Americas Cup, the worlds biggest sailing prize, to the Australians and decides to form his own syndicate to win it back. Written by Marcus Ward <mkw67940@cmsu2.cmsu.edu>

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Plot Keywords:

sailing | sea | independent film | See All (3) »

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Action | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

According to show-business trade paper 'Variety, "the three-act script is credited to the distinctive writer Rudy Wurlitzer and Aussie scribe Mac Gudgeon, with three more fellows receiving story credit. But several other scenarists reportedly had a hand in this" picture. See more »

Goofs

The underwater keel shots shown in final race are obviously in a tank and not in open ocean. See more »

Quotes

Will: We're going to need as much waterline as we can get.
Joe: I've factored in the average weather in that part of Australia over the last 20 years. We've got to play the percentages.
Will: You mean compromise?
Joe: Yeah, of course. You always get to a point where you have to stop torturing yourself and play the percentages. You're afraid of committing yourself, you have the desire for perfection.
Will: What's wrong with perfection?
Joe: Nothing, if you're God, and you're prepared to wait 500 million years for it to evole. ...
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Connections

Referenced in Basil Poledouris: His Life and Music (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltzing Matilda
Original music by Christina McPherson (uncredited), revised music by Marie Cowan and lyrics by A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson
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The quintessential yacht racing movie
14 January 2006 | by jerelullSee all my reviews

As a long-time sailor and racer, I admit that most consider a sailboat race like watching the grass grow, but they've done a great job of producing exciting racing scenes, while having so few technical inaccuracies that the most avid of us keep rewinding to review and debate. Take good note of the early dinghy racing scenes. I don't believe they used any trick photography: things really can happen that fast.

Of course, there's a larger set of stories, the classic love stories: between men and women, of sailing, of ideas, of ideals; the rough retelling of the Dennis Connor story (though I place Robertson/Weld as Connor, not Modine/Parker); an accurate representation of the "Old Boys'" network that *is* big-money yacht racing --I've met "Abigail Weld" many times; and the "absurdity" of a desert-based effort winning the Cup, a nod to the Melges' campaign.

The photography is astounding, the character development (the reason for the film's length) good, and the music complimented everything admirably.

That it's "about" sailing will turn many off, but those of us with a love of the sea and sailing hold this as a classic to be cherished.


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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wind See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,204,590, 13 September 1992

Gross USA:

$5,519,569

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,519,569
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Company Credits

Production Co:

American Zoetrope See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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